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Galactic Marine Clone Trooper
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Model GM6838, Photo by Greg Gatzka


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Description: Galactic Marine Clone Trooper
Prefix: GM
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
The Galactic Marines, originally known as the 21st Nova Corps of the 4th Sector Army, was an elite unit that was created as the Grand Army of the Republic diversified during the Clone Wars. Galactic Marines wore special body armor with maroon coloration. They were usually armed with DC-15A blaster rifles. The Marines were distinguished by their unique visor gear: synthmesh designed to keep out various hazards such as snow, sand, airborne fungus, and ash.


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

In the page below, items listed in blue are recommended features that will improve the quality of the costume. Items listed in red are intended to further enhance the finished costume.

For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.

IMPORTANT: The "Animated" armor design, seen in The Clone Wars CG Series, differs from the "Realistic" armor design used to create characters from the theatrical films and graphic novels.
See this thread at clonetroopers.net for the differences between the sculpts.

  • This CRL is a work in progress.
  • This costume may be approved by GMLs, but until the library entry is complete, it is suggested that this character first be submitted to the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the legion forum.
  • If you have this costume and would like to assist with the completion of this library entry, please contact your detachment leader.
  • Please note that the use of the word "should" below does not indicate that the armor piece is considered open to interpretation. All instances of "should be" and "should have" will be replaced with "is" and "has", as this guide is completed.
Required Costume Components

The following costume components are present and appear as described below.

GM helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • GM Clone Style Helmet – Fanmade helmet
  • Helmet is maroon in color.
  • Black or Green Visor -Welding Shield above grade 5. Lenses may be flat or bubble, either is acceptable.
  • Helmet has a rectangular vent with grating mesh.
  • White Cowl that wraps around the entire helmet.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • No changes required above base level.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • There is a gray lining around the eyes.
  • Brow and edge of the helmet have a thin bead detail trim.
150px Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal to be black in color with vertical ribbing or being smooth in appearance. No logos or labels are to be visible. If the seal is not incorporated as part of the undersuit, a balaclava or other similar covering is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt undersuit.jpeg Under Suit
For 501st approval:
  • Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos. The only areas visible are the arms. Tops alone are more than acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
GM shoulders.jpg Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted maroon.
  • Left Shoulder is the same as the Barc (Kashyyk) trooper
  • Right shoulder is TB shape with oval ridges.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
GM biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted maroon.
  • Should have a dimple on the lower area of the back of the arm. The outside of the bicep should have a hard line edge at the front that turns in. The inside of the upper arm should be rounded.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
  • A black strap with three small white ammo boxes should wrap around the right arm.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Inner part of ammo packs should be painted off white/beige.
GM elbows.jpg Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white
  • There are two elbows. On each elbow on the outside of the body near the connection point of the elbow strap there should be detail slots that look like an equal symbol on both elbow pieces.
  • Both elbows have strapping. The straps should have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Elbows should be mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.
  • Both elbows have ammo box details placed on the back.
GM forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted maroon.
  • Both left and right forearms should be mirror images of each other.
  • Forearm tops should have a flattened triangular area that have a ridge that comes to a point at the top of the forearm.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Instead of a hard edge the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.
GM handplates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted maroon.
  • Hand plates are mirror images of each other.
  • Hand plates have a top curving ridge that come to a point over the index or middle finger just past the main knuckle of the hand.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Generic-black-gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black over the wrist gloves made of leather, nylon, or other low pile fabrics. Gloves must not show any labels or logos once the armor is on and cover any exposed skin.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
150px Shoulder Epaulets
For 501st approval:

Shoulders should be covered with a black tri fold, dual panel epaulet. They connect to the chest and back and are covered by they cowl draped from the helmet

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
150px Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted maroon.
  • Chest Specific shape to the GM to include 3 greeblies on front/lower area of chest plate
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
  • Down right side of the chest an ammo belt should be stung that has 3 large white ammo boxes and 1 small black ammo box.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps should be slotted into the chest into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
  • Inner part of ammo packs should be painted off white/beige.
Blankwhite.gif Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Rear tank has detailed area that contains 4 circles. Under the circles at the left side of the back there should be two parallel lines and the the right of the back there should a be a squared detail.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
  • Shoulder straps should be placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps should be slotted into the Back into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
  • Highly detailed resin insert should replace softer details.
GM backpack.jpg Back Pack
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Consists of a main shell and two side shells over a base mounted to the back armor.
  • Has a detonator type attachment underneath the main shell it has smooth end caps and ridges. There are no detonator keys.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
GM belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be made from white canvas.
  • Belt has 2 large and 2 small canvas pouches accompanied by 2 metal like buckle looking greeblies on the front and a kama buckle in the front center of the belt.
  • Top of belt should be mounted just below the chest/back plates with little or no gap visible
  • There are 4 small canvas pouches on the rear of the belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
GM kama.jpg Kama
For 501st approval:
  • The Kama should be maroon. The Kama may be lined with white color fabric trim. The rear of the Kama has a triangle split. Kama should start at the front belt boxes. Kama should be from a heavy material like denim or duck cloth similar to that seen in the films. The Kama should flow to the bottom of your knee armor.
  • There is a strap on each side that comes from the inside of the kama front and clips to the command buckle.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
GM pants.jpg Overalls
For 501st approval:
  • The Overall trousers are a gray.
  • One rectangular cargo pocket with flap centered on the front of each thigh. Upper portion of undersuit may be back or dark grey
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Inside the front of the pants there should be a cod armor insert.
GM knees.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Knees should cup the front of the leg.
  • Knees should be strapped to the leg via a white strap that wraps around the leg and connects on both sides of the Knee.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Left leg knee strap should be black.
GM shins.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Lower shin/calf armor specific to a GM to include 2 sets of white straps with clip greeblies each. **These are the same shins as seen on the Barc (Kashyyk) trooper.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Calves should be seamless.
GM boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Must be white leather or leather-like with the sole pattern to match as closely as possible to the movie costume. Most identifiable features include a high arch pattern on the inside of the sole, four profile "swoops" between the sole and leather. Snaps on both side of heel upper to secure the boot armor is suggested. Boot Armor Plates should cover the top and sides of the boot and curves up in front and over the bottom of the shim.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present must meet the guidelines below.


DC15 carbine.jpg DC-15S Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries the DC-15S is smaller in scale than the DC-15A blaster rifle. Although it has a shorter range than that of the "A" model, it is easier to handle with a higher rate of fire. It features a folding stock for braced firing.

  • Blaster rifle may be scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Total length should be approximately 26 “or 66 cm.
  • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is not allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • A total of (12) radiator fins are present on the barrel.
  • Spare igniter is present on both sides of barrel.
  • Charge magazine is present on the right side.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Charge magazine is metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Any bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Parts of the spare igniter are copper in color.
  • Blaster is weathered.


DC15 rifle.jpg DC-15A Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DC-15A is a tibanna gas, cartridge powered weapon. Hyper-ionized blue plasma bolts are more than capable of penetrating armored units. Exceptionally effective against both droids and contemporary targets.

  • Blaster rifle is scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Total length is approximately 55 inches (139.7 cm).
    • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is not allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A total of (10) radiator fins are present on the barrel.
  • A power setting adjuster is present.
  • The correct style of sniper scope is present.
  • Charge magazine lock is present on the left side.
  • Power setting adjuster, sniper scope and charge magazine lock is metal to gun metal gray in color.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Sniper scope is able to be removed from storage position (bottom of rifle) and attached to the top of the rifle.
  • Parts of the spare igniter are copper in color.
  • Front optical sight is able to flip to the up position.
  • Any bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Blaster is weathered.

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